Police Arrest Man Who Pulled Gun On A Texas Trooper
A man accused of threatening a Texas Department of Public Safety officer with a firearm at a Breaux Bridge truck stop has been arrested.
According to Breaux Bridge Police Department spokesperson Lt. Darren Benoit, Travis Blaine Jean-Louis was arrested Thursday morning on hate crime charges following a multi-agency investigation.
On Sept. 12, the off-duty officer was pumping gas at the Pilot Truck Stop in Breaux Bridge during a family trip when Jean-Louis pulled up next to the pump, exchanged words with the officer, then brandished a weapon. When the officer, whose family was in the car, pulled his weapon, Jean-Louis sped off.
Jean-Louis was charged with two counts of aggravated assault upon a peace officer with a firearm, hate crimes and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon for the truck stop incident. He also faces charges for distribution of crystal meth, distribution of marijuana, accessory to distribution of synthetic cannabinoids within 2,000 feet of a school zone, and criminal damage to property.
Jean-Louis' wife, Clarice, was also arrested Thursday for distribution of synthetic cannabinoids within 2000 feet of a school zone.
They were both transported to the St. Martin Correctional Center. No bail has been set.